Kindbridge can remotely diagnose and treat qualified disorders that may arise from excessive, continuous game play or gambling and give you and your family access to a therapist in the comfort of your own home.
Video gaming and gambling habits can often turn unhealthy and impact everyone in the household. Family members and friends that want to help and need answers can take action today by calling for a free, confidential conversation about how to address the current situation that may be effecting your life.
Individuals struggling with these habits often have additional conditions such as underlying anxiety, depression, ADHD and/or autism. Unresolved trauma can also lead to video gaming or gambling problems so it is important to work with a qualified mental health professional to help address these challenges and support the recovery journey.
We’re here to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether it’s for you or a family member, our one-to-one online therapy sessions provide an objective, unbiased perspective to provide the guidance and tools to help you feel better.
Home dynamics are complex, and our family therapy brings families together to better communicate, resolve conflict, address traumatic or stressful experiences, and form a more open and mutual understanding.
Matching people with similar diagnoses, our group sessions bring together people with commonalities and different experiences to you, allowing mindshare with others who understand exactly what you’re going through.
Game on. Or game over?
The following checklist can help to recognize the common signs and consequences of excessive gambling and/or video gaming.
If you’ve answered yes to the majority of these questions, you might benefit from speaking to one of our therapists now.
- Have you bet more than you could afford to lose?
- Do you need to spend more time gambling to feel the same amount of excitement as other activities in your life?
- Have you gone back on another day to try to win back the money you lost?
- Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?
- Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
- Do you become restless or irritable when you attempt to cut down or stop gambling?
- Have you gambled as a way to escape problems or negative feelings
- Have you lied to family or friends about how much you gamble?
- Have you ever done poorly on a school or work assignment because you spent so much time gambling?
- Have you ever borrowed money from friends or family or sold anything because you’ve spent too much on gambling?
- Do you spend a lot of time thinking about games even when you’re not playing, or planning when you can play next?
- Do you feel restless, irritable, moody, angry, anxious, bored, or sad when you try to cut down or stop gaming, or when you are unable to play?
- Do you feel the need to play for increasing amounts of time to get the same amount of excitement you used to get?
- Have you felt you should play less, but are unable to cut back on the amount of time you spend playing games?
- Have you lost interest – or reduced participation – in other recreational activities due to gaming?
- Have you continued to play a game even though you knew about the negative consequences, such as not getting enough sleep, being late to school/work, etc?
- Have you lied to family or friends about how much you game?
- Have you gamed to escape from or forget about personal problems, or to relieve uncomfortable feelings such as guilt, anxiety, or depression?
- Have you risked or lost significant relationships, jobs, education, or career opportunities because of gaming?
Part of the battle is finding the right resources.
Brian Hatch, creator/host of
All In: The Addicted Gambler’s Podcast
At 18, I placed my first bet in a casino. That’s when the gambling addiction started.
After spending my first year of college gambling and not going to class, I was academically dismissed. Alarms should have been going off everywhere around me at that point. Maybe they were but I didn’t notice them…Read more
Mental health is pivotal to happiness, and when it comes to emotions, it can sometimes be challenging to recognize or admit that we need help.
Understanding how gambling or video gaming might be impacting your mental wellbeing is a journey that we can help with.
Change begins with you. It’s just about finding the right guidance at a convenient time.